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European Physicians Have "Insufficient Knowledge of Biosimilars"

European physicians have insufficient knowledge of biosimilars, according to a survey carried out by the Alliance for Safe Biologic Medicines (ASBM). Only 22% of physicians consider themselves “very familiar” with this  category of medicines, and while a majority (54%) have a “basic understanding” of biosimilars, 24% of participants could not define or have not heard about […]
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Digital Summit Preview: Improving Brand Engagement

It’s no secret that the use of digital marketing in the life sciences industry has evolved considerably in recent years. The tools and strategies necessary for pharma brand teams to effectively engage with an increasingly more educated and informed consumer pool are seemingly advancing, or at least being modified, regularly. Throw in other factors such […]
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Innovation Drops Down NICE’s Value Agenda

Innovation as a consideration of value-based pricing decisions will be conspicuous by its absence in future NICE decisions. Omar Ali, a UK formulary development pharmacist and consultant to NICE, speaking at eyeforpharma’s Barcelona 2014 conference on Wednesday, explained that the UK price watchdog will prioritize considerations of wider societal benefit and unmet need as it […]
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Drug Discovery CRO Sector to Thrive in Europe

The European pharmaceutical industry is changing its approach to R&D and is increasingly relying on outsourcing for drug discovery, writes Faiz Kermani. The European pharmaceutical industry accounts for nearly 40% of the global industry’s R&D investment. Although  companies are responding to current pressures by closing R&D sites, they still need to support their ongoing drug-development projects […]
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ACA Rollout Raises Ante for Patient Access and Assistance

By Michael Christel. Amid the looming March 31 deadline for remaining uninsured and underinsured Americans to purchase health insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act (6 million newly Medicaid-eligible individuals are expected to enroll), pharmaceutical manufacturers and other key players in this space are emphasizing the importance of enhancing access to medications for the now […]
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